Since I usually move in my car, I don’t really have the chance to use them, but I do like taxis. You could say that I like working vehicles. Tomorrow, August 5th, is the Taxi Day. The taxi was introduced in Japan on August 5th, 1912, in the current Yurakucho Marion (2-5 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku,) where Taxi Motors Co. was established. 6 T-Ford equipped with taximeter were put on the streets (From the Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations web site.) Which means, taxis have been active for more than 100 years.
Luckily, I was able to participate in the Family Day event of a taxi company. It is always a valuable experience to participate in other company’s event; and I was actually very excited, even if it was a taxi company.
At the entrance there was a real taxi, and you could sit on the driver’s seat. The device that opens and closes the back door was very popular. It was refreshing to find a lever, instead of a switch, that intuitively moves it.
Actually, I was able to do by hand a lamp (the one with the logo, on the top of the taxi.)
The lightening part is the real stuff, the cover was handmade. I worked very hard on the mark regardless of my deficiency in artistic skills (lol), and stick it to the touch-light in order to light it properly. Production time: 15 minutes.
What if I put it on top of my car, at least for a picture… hahaha (I haven’t done it yet.)